Etc. -- John Sandfield Griffin's 1944 obituary
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 18 article from 10 Aug 1944 Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

John S. Griffin

A retired conductor for the Michigan Central Railroad, and son of the late Peter Griffin and Ellen Leask Griffin 
of Windham Township, John Sandfield Griffin of 
34 Whitney Place, Buffalo, died on Thursday, 27 Jul 1944 at Meyer Memorial Hospital, Buffalo.

Mr. Griffin had entered the hospital for an operation the previous month.

Born near Simcoe 82 years ago, Mr. Griffin was in the service of the M.C.R. for 35 years, when he retired. 
He carried on Spain's Hotel in Fort Erie for six years, then lived for some years in Batavia, N.Y., later going to Buffalo.

He traced his ancestry to Edward Giffin, born in the British Isles in 1610, coming to this continent in 1635.

Mr. Griffin was a member of Palmer Lodge, A.F. and A.M., of Fort Erie., and the Knights Templar of 
St. Thomas.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine, two daughters, Mrs. Ray Scott and Mrs. John Kidney; two sisters, 
Mrs. Ida Reid of Buffalo, and Mrs. Louella [sic] Patullo of Vancouver; and two brothers: Horace (Harry) of 
Los Angeles, Cal., and Russell of Windham Centre. The late Mrs. William Ward and Mrs. John Pullen of Simcoe, were sisters, and Henry S. Johnson of Simcoe is a cousin.

The funeral services were held in Buffalo on Sunday, 30 Jul 1944.

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